An article from 2007 in the New York Times states:
"Production and consumption of meat worldwide has more than tripled since 1961 and could double from now until 2050 as standards of living increase and the population doubles.
As a result, vast swaths of forest are being cleared for pastures, robbing the planet of trees, which absorb carbon dioxide. Cattle and sheep also release vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations produced startling findings: The animals' burps, the nitrous oxide gases from their decomposing manure and other factors, including the energy needed to store and transport meat, were responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions - more than the entire transportation sector."
Stop by the VegCF booth for information on how to substitute for animal foods and stop by the Florida School of Holistic Living booth for information on my classes. You might even catch me there :)
I will also be giving a food demonstration from 4-5pm. I will be putting together easy raw food snacks for kids. So bring your kids by and have a sample :)